I have a thing for birthdays. For my kids. While I’m celebrating with them and for them, of course, there’s also a part of me that’s celebrating for me, too. You see, giving birth, bringing these amazing souls into the world — the anniversary of that monumental event in my life is definitely something to celebrate. And, well, who wouldn’t want to take the day off work and have fun with their kiddo? That’s our tradition each year. I’ll start doing this with Avery as well this year.
Alex wanted to spend the bulk of the day at Nickelodeon Universe. For those of you who don’t live in Minnesota, the Mall of America has an amazing indoor amusement park. There are rides just for kids, and plenty of rides for adults, too. Before we headed out, I was talking about our plans on twitter, when someone asked me if I knew about the free birthday passes for kids at Nickelodeon Universe. WHAT? I had no idea! That person saved me some serious change! (There was an online registration form and I had to bring in his birth certificate for proof.)
Check out all the fun things he did…
First stop? The carousel.
Sponge Bob’s House? Yes, it’s like a big bouncy house. But it’s a pineapple.
That’s where the free stuff ended, and I opened my wallet for this:
Alex has wanted his face painted for a long time. Not just the little cheek paintings they do at other places, but FULL face painting. I thought he might want something fierce, like a lion or tiger – but he was all about the butterfly. And that’s cool.
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